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Basque (Elton John) for 3 guitars

By Elton John, James Galway

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Guitar, (3 guitars/large ensemble) - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
By Elton John, James Galway. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (H0.577599-SC001174504).

Item Number: H0.577599-SC001174504

Derek Hasted writes "Elton John's Basque is a really unusual piece - on the one hand it won a Grammy in 1991 for "Best Instrumental", and on the other hand it has vanished from sight - it appears that there has only ever been one released version, featuring James Galway on flute. At the time of publishing this arrangement, there seems to be only a single piano version of the original piece for sale which comprises just a snippet of the original.

I have three arrangements of Basque - one for flute (or oboe) and guitar, one for two guitars, and a third version for three guitars (or large ensemble) that includes a countermelody based on the orchestral accompaniment to Galway's flute.

All three versions are particularly straightforward and accessible, and I hope will bring this gorgeous melody to the ears of even more people.

I hope you enjoy playing this piece!"

This is one of a large and growing range of Accessible Contemporary Ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Check out Derek's other arrangements - search SheetMusicPlus for Derek Hasted and you'll see the full list, all with soundclips and sample score. Derek's website at has all the arrangements grouped by "number of instruments".

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